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Tips for dementia caregivers at home During Covid.

Caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer's and all other dementia should follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and consider the following tips: For people living with dementia, increased confusion is often the first symptom of any illness. If a person living with dementia shows rapidly increased confusion, contact your health care provider for advice. Unless the person is having difficulty breathing or a very high fever, it is recommended that...

Find out which phase of covid-19 vaccine you are eligible for.

When Can I Get Vaccinated?While the vaccine supply is limited, COVID-19 vaccine will be offered in phases.People who are more likely to have severe COVID-19 illness and workers that areessential to the functioning of society will be offered the vaccine in the earlierphases.Vaccinations are not approved for those who are 15 years of age or younger. Ifyou are 15 years of age or younger, there is no need to answer...

Seniors and Covid-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)MENU YOUR HEALTH Older AdultsUpdated Sept. 11, 2020LanguagesPrint FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSyndicate Want More Data by States?CDC COVID Data Tracker Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they may even die. Risk for Severe Illness Increases with Age As you get older, your risk for severe...

Corona virus & Parkinson’s

Latest Info for Seniors regarding Covid-19 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Seniors are the most vulnerable. Since most people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are in their senior years, the Parkinson’s Foundation wants you to be prepared for COVID-19 and Parkinson’s. About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that are like the common cold,...

Senior Home Care Services @Caregiver’s Conference: The Art of Friendship in Caregiving

It was so awesome to meet so many wonderful caregivers @ Caregiver's Conference: The Art of Friendship in Caregiving sponsored by northern va Dementia Care consortium. Conference Speakers David Troxel, Co-author of The Best Friends Approach to Dementia CareDavid Troxel has become internationally known for his writing and teaching in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and long-term care. He has co-authored six influential books including his latest book, The Best FriendsApproach to Dementia...

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Differences, Diagnosis and Treatment

If someone were to ask you what to name a disorder that causes memory loss, what comes to mind? Chances are you’d say either Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Perhaps you use the two interchangeably. Or, perhaps you thought Alzheimer’s and dementia are two completely separate conditions but can’t quite put your finger on what those differences are. Here, we’ll go over how Alzheimer’s and dementia are the same, and where they differ. Dementia vs....